The author does not regard a cold as a pathological condition, but as a natural means whereby health is maintained.
COLDS AND THEIR BENEFITS
The common cold is regarded as the root of all illness, or it is dismissed as being of no account. From the point of view of what is generally accepted, the title of this book may seem rather odd, but the author's position is that a cold is not something to be cured, but something to be “passed through”. When the biassed fatigue in a person's body and mind reaches the limit, that person will, by means of the autonomic workings of the body, catch a cold in order to regulate this fatigue.
The author does not regard a cold as a pathological condition, but as a natural means whereby health is maintained. He argues persuasively that if you do not disturb the natural process that is a cold, the body becomes renewed after a cold, rather like a snake that has sloughed its skin.
The author's very original concept of “passing through” an illness, which derives from his own understanding of natural processes, has the power to change our modern way of thinking concerning illness, which is that it should be fought against.